215+ Exciting & Unique Cowboy Horse Names

Horses have been around for what seems like forever being a part of history in America and also across the world. I always loved learning about horses in history class from Native Americans to Medieval times. Most of all I loved learning about the Wild West from when we were first expanding across Rockies to when the Railroad was coming through.

Growing up in the Colorado I always wanted to be a mountain man when I was younger then of course watching all the Wild West movies like Tombstone gets you wanting to ride horses across the west pushing cattle and such.

Horses definitely helped win the west and this post is dedicated to all the horses that can relate to a Cowboy Wild West name hope you enjoy.

Cowboy Movie Horse Names


It was difficult to find a horse that could carry a man the size of Dan Blocker, as one would expect. Chub, a dark bay Appendix Quarter Horse with three white socks and a flame, was the one they sought.


Take a look at James Stewart’s love for a horse called Pie if you need any more proof that he was a good guy. Pie’s retirement at the age of 29 came after Stewart finished filming Bandolero, and he rode the horse in 17 films.


Trigger first appeared as Golden Cloud in the 1938 film The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Trigger was never bred, contrary to popular belief. As a result, Trigger, Jr. was not a descendant of his. Trigger passed away in 1965.

Highland Dale:

Joel McCrea, a real-life rancher, and actor, is out to catch a wild stallion called Outlaw in Black Horse Canyon. The movie’s equine star might be familiar to you. This magnificent horse also appeared in the television series Fury. Highland Dale (AKA Beauty, Fury, and Gypsy) was an American Saddlebred whose earnings as a Hollywood animal actor were second only to Lassie’s when he retired.

Stable to the Star:

Fat Jones Stables of North Hollywood supplied rental horses for riding, driving, and stunts for several Western shows and movies for over six decades, from 1912 until 1975, when they closed the barn doors for the last time.

Gabby Hayes:

Gabby didn’t learn to ride until she was 40 years old. Calico, Eddie, and Blossom were among the three horses he rode in his films. Gabby Hayes was the most well-known sidekick in the history of western films. Since he didn’t ride much, his horses were never very well-known.


Koko starred in over 30 films as Allen’s horse, and when Rex retired, he took him to his ranch with him. Koko was born in 1940 and died in 1967.

White Flash:

White Flash co-starred Tex in 20 films. They used different white horses in Tex’s later films and still referred to them as White Flash, but the real White Flash was too old to play the role. In 1961, he was put to death.


The horse of Wild Bill Hickok in the TV show “Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok,” which aired from 1951 to 1958. Buckshot was ridden by Guy Madison as Hickok, and Joker was ridden by Jingles.


For the first six years of the series, Michael Landon rode Cochise, a flashy paint that acted as a stunt double for other paints. A knife-wielding intruder broke into Fat Jones Stable one night and wounded some horses. Sadly, the veterinarian was unable to save Cochise.

Western Cowboy Horse Names

  • Rodeo
  • Shanty
  • Cash
  • Buth
  • Mike
  • Scuds
  • Bronco
  • Calamity
  • Black Diamond
  • Eldorado
  • Buttermilk
  • Buckaroo
  • Outlaw
  • Tony
  • Shamrock
  • Tequila
  • My Pop
  • Short Gun
  • Yeehaw
  • Shooter
  • Tarzan
  • Loco
  • Rober
  • Cochise
  • Comet
  • Cassidy
  • Howdy
  • Banner
  • Clyde
  • Mutt
  • Banjo
  • Sundance
  • Cannon
  • Ambush
  • Dixie
  • Appolo
  • Rebel
  • Gunslinger
  • Rex
  • Eagle
  • Bingo
  • Chub
  • Starlight
  • Midnight
  • Swampy
  • Billy
  • Knight
  • Razor
  • Rafter
  • Marshall
  • Foamy
  • Dawn
  • Blaze
  • Belle
  • Pete
  • Ollie

Vaquero Horse Names

Vaquero “is a Mexican cowboy’s name. The vaquero was the pioneer of the modern-day cowboys in North America. The vaqueros of the Americas were New Spanish horsemen and cattle herders who first arrived in California in 1687 with the Jesuit priest Eusebio Kino, and later with expeditions in 1769 and 1774 led by Juan Bautista de Anza. They were the region’s first cowboys.

Names & Meaning

  • Fernando – Intelligent
  • Belinda – Beautiful Serpent
  • Mincho – Favorite Son
  • Chica –  Little girl
  • Justina – Righteous
  • Brisa – Breeze
  • Cuco – Adorable Child
  • Felipe – Horse Lover
  • Carina – Beloved
  • Zelia – Sunshine
  • Orlando – Master of All
  • Leonardo – Strong as the line
  • Chiquita – Small One
  • Flavia – Having Golden Hairs
  • Gregorio – Courageous
  • Safira – Sapphire
  • Sol – The Sun
  • Amias – Beloved
  • Jade – Jemstone
  • Jove – Wise
  • Catalina – Great Purity
  • Luna – Moon
  • Estala – Like a Star
  • Hernan – Brave
  • Linda – Cute
  • Socair – Calm
  • Supermose – Supreme
  • Joven – Young
  • Adab – Hope
  • Galo – Rooster
  • Rita – Pearl
  • Zelia – Sunshine
  • Luz – Light
  • Justina – Righteous
  • Eva – Light
  • Paloma – Dove
  • Pazel – Peaceful

Ranch Horses Names

  • Erato
  • Rokit
  • Wisad
  • Alita
  • Swallo
  • Aracelia
  • Porthos
  • Toy
  • Fancy
  • Flyer
  • Draco
  • Dabir
  • Mica
  • Goliath
  • Blazing Comet
  • Paint
  • Champion
  • Limelight
  • Molina
  • Durango
  • Robin Hood
  • Camila
  • Glory Days
  • Solon
  • Ciri
  • Starsky
  • As a Memory
  • Trixie
  • Netty
  • Redwood
  • Brook
  • Viking
  • Zayna
  • Contiki
  • Munga
  • Rainbow
  • Citation
  • Othello
  • Butchy
  • Crocker
  • Wyatt
  • Silver Storm
  • Contiki
  • Baloo
  • Zylan
  • Amalia
  • Frilly
  • Boston
  • Flicka
  • Carmen
  • Hidalgo

Turkoman Horse Names

The Turkoman horse, also known as the Turkmene, was an Oriental horse breed that originated in the Turkoman desert’s steppes. The Akhal-Teke is considered to be its nearest modern descendant. Many modern horse breeds, including the Thoroughbred, were inspired by it. Turkoman horses are still bred in Iran and Turkmenistan today, and they have similar characteristics. Some turkoman horse names are mentioned here

  • Silver Dollar
  • Slovak
  • Sorraia
  • Tarpan
  • Boomer
  • Goldie Fawn
  • Brumby
  • Tori
  • Night Out
  • Canik
  • Anubis
  • Tushin
  • Quinton
  • Xanthus
  • Vesta
  • Balius
  • Buddha
  • Halifa
  • Mariposa
  • Webster
  • Nirvana
  • Boyka
  • Chakouyi
  • Imperial Black
  • Duke
  • Bitcuk
  • Marsh
  • Quarab
  • Mustang
  • Roi
  • Charmeuse
  • Claude
  • Mauser
  • Carola
  • Merida
  • Schnaps
  • Galileo
  • Marcus

Famous Cowboy Horse Names

  • Copper: Ridden by Bruce Campbell
  • Sport: Ridden by Adam in Bonanza
  • Feather: Ridden by Allan Lane
  • Pete: Ridden by Gary Cooper
  • Swampy: Ridden by Dan James
  • Steel: Ridden by Tim Holt
  • Black Jack: Ridden by Black Jack
  • Sandy: Ridden by Buck Jones
  • Pal: Ridden by Bob Allen
  • Zip Cochise: Ridden by John Wayne
  • Reno: Ridden by Johnny Mack Brown
  • Maypop: Ridden by Bobby Kerr
  • Apache: Ridden by Tom Mix
  • Zane: Ridden by Bob Steele
  • Target: Ridden by Annie Oakley
  • Loco: Ridden by Pancho
  • Sugar: Ridden by Don Murray
  • Ollie: Ridden by Maverick
  • Scar: Ridden by James Stewart
  • Goldie: Ridden by Hood Gipson
  • Henry: Ridden by John Wayne
  • Pardner: Ridden by Buddy Roosevelt
  • Taco: Ridden by Chito Rafferty
  • Mesquite: Ridden by Allan Rocky Lane
  • Sheik: Ridden by Smith Ballew
  • Comanche: Ridden by Tom Mix
  • Ponca: Ridden by Tom Mix
  • Bad Jim: Ridden by Billy the Kid
  • Mutt: Ridden by ridden by Hoot Gibson
  • Tonka: Ridden by Sal Mineo
  • Paint: Ridden by Sal Mineo
  • Thunderbolt: Ridden by Johnny West
  • Stardust: Ridden by Gene Barry



I have owned over 50 horses and currently own a small horse farm with 8 horses. I have competed on and off for over 25 years while doing mostly trail riding and cow sorting these days. I write these articles to help anyone out there if you love this article pin it to your Pinterest or Share on other social media platform. Thanks for visiting.

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